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Randy Carone

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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #660 on: May 01, 2012, 01:03:31 pm »

A veritable waterfall of 'ink'. Looks promising.
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #661 on: May 01, 2012, 01:52:06 pm »

I have my fingers crossed Eric. I hope the "cure" did do any damage to that fragile head!
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #662 on: May 01, 2012, 02:58:05 pm »

I am prepared both literally and figuratively for this printhead to be terminal.  Anything other than that will be a welcome surprise for us all   :-)

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« Reply #663 on: May 01, 2012, 03:07:37 pm »

I am prepared both literally and figuratively for this printhead to be terminal.  Anything other than that will be a welcome surprise for us all   :-)

The right attitude I think. You made notes of the serial numbers etc of it before you posted it?


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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #664 on: May 01, 2012, 03:12:36 pm »

Yes I did..

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« Reply #665 on: May 01, 2012, 03:30:57 pm »

Hey that's pretty exciting. I've got not 1 but 2 heads to try next...Can't wait to see if it worked for you. How will this work? Are you actually going to take delivery of the machine and offer the service, or will he do the cleanings...

Unbelievably enough, I ordered a canon 8300 on March 31 as the rebates were expiring, and had to go ahead and pay for it YESTERDAY in order to get the rebate filed by the 30 day from purchase deadline. I strung it out to the last possible second hoping for news, and of course it comes the very day after. Not so sad though. I'll have a brand new 44" with a bunch of ink in it for a grand total of $2300.
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #666 on: May 01, 2012, 04:23:36 pm »

Where did you find such a bargain, the cheapest I had seen was $3,400. with delivery.  And I thought that was pretty cheap already.
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #667 on: May 01, 2012, 07:33:33 pm »

Where did you find such a bargain, the cheapest I had seen was $3,400. with delivery.  And I thought that was pretty cheap already.

Sale is over now but this was the thread a few months back. If I were not limited in space by my current living arrangement I surely would have gotten one. It was a shade under $2300 with the rebate.

http://www.luminous-landscape.com/forum/index.php?topic=62848.0


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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #668 on: May 01, 2012, 09:46:05 pm »

Thanks.  That was on a different thread, so I did not see it, but Pro Marketing has typically the best prices I know, and that is where I thought I had seen the 8300 at $3400, with indeed 0% financing.
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out - printhead cleaned and on the way
« Reply #669 on: May 04, 2012, 01:32:05 pm »

Vladimir called, our printhead has been thoroughly cleaned by his ultrasonic cleaning machine... If this procedure works, we just breathed life back into quite a few machines otherwise headed for the scrap pile.  He's mailing our head back today, we should get it installed this weekend. 


Eagerly awaiting the final verdict Eric!  I also would like to add my head to the repair doctor's list of clients  8)
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #670 on: May 04, 2012, 02:07:18 pm »

Vladimir's ultrasonically cleaned head is here, arrived last night.  We will install it tomorrow and see what she produces.




On a different but related note, I now have more information on how to keep tabs on the next most important element in the clog avoiding chain - the flushing box.  Some have asked how to  know when your flushing box needs cleaning.  Here's how you tell:

1 - Serviceman mode/release the head/flushing box drops down into view/open the printer's front door.
2 - Visual check;  Is it clean/free of muck/dried ink caked on/does it look different on the bottom than it does on the top?  
3 - Spray water into the face of the flushing box.  If it quickly gets absorbed and drains itself away from the face of the flushing box and toward the maintenance tank, you're all good.  If it's slow to drain, you need to clean it.
4 - Clean it once a year

FYI - this flushing box needed cleaning
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #671 on: May 05, 2012, 12:15:35 pm »

Another great maintenance tip!  And less than 24 hours before we know the final word...
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #672 on: May 07, 2012, 03:32:48 pm »

Vladimir's ultrasonically cleaned head is here, arrived last night.  We will install it tomorrow and see what she produces.

Eric, you're killing me.. I must have checked 10 different times to see if there was an update.. can't wait any more to see if it works :)
(I had to unsubscribe due to the number of posts)

look forward to the results, hope they are good and you get to make some wonderful prints!
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #673 on: May 07, 2012, 03:41:57 pm »

My guess is Eric is so busy making great prints on his newly restored printer he doesn't have time to post. Or... He got the printer working, sold it, and is now in Tahiti enjoying his freedom from a burdened printer, or installed the repaired head with ill results and headed straight to the bar and is now passed out cold on the bar floor. Or... In the back yard digging a 30"x20"x 6' deep hole....
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #674 on: May 07, 2012, 04:46:04 pm »

Ha! I think Eric took it out to Salt Flats, strapped a rocket engine on it and is now doing land speed records for the fastest printer on earth!

Take that Epson!
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #675 on: May 07, 2012, 11:17:27 pm »

He is most likely taking a nap waiting for a call from deep throat.
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #676 on: May 08, 2012, 10:58:38 am »

Gaahh the excitement is killing me... Hope Eric wasn't  kidnapped by DecisionONe/Epson? Course he seems pretty McGyver-ish, he'll probably whittle his way out the holding cell using spare change and shoe laces....
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #677 on: May 08, 2012, 05:39:42 pm »

"...as my eyes grew accustomed to the light, details of the room within emerged slowly from the mist, strange animals, statues, and gold - everywhere the glint of gold. For the moment - an eternity it must have seemed to the others standing by - I was struck dumb with amazement, and when Lord Carnarvon, unable to stand the suspense any longer, inquired anxiously, 'Can you see anything?' it was all I could do to get out the words, 'Yes, wonderful things.”

Today we celebrate what would have been Howard Carter's 138th birthday!

Is this the day Eric gives us all a ray of light and hope? Tic Tic Tic the seconds, minutes and hours are slipping away.  Where in the world is Eric?
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #678 on: May 08, 2012, 06:30:12 pm »

doesn't seem like it would be good news.... :'(
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Re: Epson 7900 from the inside - out
« Reply #679 on: May 08, 2012, 09:33:53 pm »

Maybe some company has given him a new printer so long as he never posts here again?
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